Originally Posted by Compass
Hey all, I'm hoping for some direction.
My 99 11 window front engine Amtran with AT 545 has about 300 miles on an engine rebuild from a knowledgeable and reputable mechanic. At the time, he replaced the radiator and thermostat as well. Also, the brakes were serviced.
My problem...I can't climb a long hill (over 1 mile) without the engine overheating and alarming. ELC coolant level is good.
I hate to bring it back again but realize I may have to, but any ideas as to why overheat? I'm barely crawling!
First thing I would look at is the radiator itself, are the fins clogged/dirty? Is air getting thru?
You can get some quality cleaner at an A/c supply house, a place that serves a/c techs, not the retail public. They have great cleaners for cleaning the a/c condenser coils.
They also sell fins combs, for straightening out the fins when the get smashed closed.
Then I would look at, what type of fan you have. Is it working properly?
that is where I would start, easy and cheap to do.